With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest.
PSG to offer United’s De Gea huge deal
Paris Saint-Germain want Manchester United’s David De Gea and will make him the best-paid goalkeeper in the world, according to the Mail.
Spain international De Gea is out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the season and the Mail says he “has been stalling on a new deal.”
It reports that PSG will offer £300,000 a week and adds that the French champions can “get around financial fair play restrictions by selling Neymar to Real Madrid and building their team around Kylian Mbappe.”
The report comes amid frustration in United’s attempts to tie De Gea to new terms, with PSG “now the clear front-runners and able to sign a pre-contract agreement with him in January.”
It means United boss Jose Mourinho could now increase his focus on a move for Everton and England keeper Jordan Pickford.
Meanwhile, the Mirror says Mourinho is set to move for West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic. The Portuguese boss is ready to pay £50 million for Arnautovic, with reports suggesting the Austria international would consider a move from the London Stadium.
But United could wait until the summer in their pursuit of Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, the Mirror adds, because they can activate a £26.5m release clause in his contract once the season ends.
Chelsea and Arsenal set to battle for Pereira
Stand by for a tussle between Chelsea and Arsenal, with United’s Andreas Pereira the target, according to the Mirror.
It says United “are ready to cash in” on Brazil international Pereira despite having an option to extend his contract — which expires in the summer — by 12 months.
The midfielder, signed for United by Louis van Gaal, has attracted interest from Monaco, Inter and Valencia, for whom he played on loan last season.
But Chelsea and Arsenal are the leaders in the race for the 22-year-old because he “has his heart set on staying in England.”
Arsenal are reported to see Pereira as an “ideal” signing, while Chelsea are considering a move as they prepare for a number of January outgoings.
Pereira — who has struggled for playing time since being taken off at half-time in United’s early-season defeat at Brighton — would likely cost around £10m, augmented by add-ons.
– Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is interested in bringing forward Dominic Solanke to Ibrox on loan from his old club Liverpool, but TalkSport reports that there is “no chance” of that happening.
It says sources have revealed that Solanke is “not even close” to a temporary switch to Ibrox, but adds that Crystal Palace could yet look at a loan deal.
– Wolverhampton Wanderers want Monaco winger Keita Balde amid reports that his loan at Inter Milan could be cut short, according to the Birmingham Mail .
Wolves are likely to face competition from West Ham for Balde, who scored twice in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Frosinone.